Film and Television Reviews

Here at FlickDirect, our goal is to provide up-to-date reviews on theatrical, home entertainment, and television series. Check out the scoop on upcoming films or programming, and even our take on the classics.

Rio 2 Blu-ray Review
Rio 2 Blu-ray Review   Rio 2 Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  7/18/2014 10:19 PM EDT
Rio 2 once again takes us on an adventure with Blu, voiced by Jessie Eisenberg (The Social Network), the rare blue macaw who is on the verge of extinction.  Blu lives with his love, Jewel, voiced by Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), and their three children.  They have a happy life at the animal sanctuary in Rio complete with all the comfor... Read More

Joy Ride 3: Road Kill Blu-ray Review
Joy Ride 3: Road Kill Blu-ray Review   Joy Ride 3: Road Kill Blu-ray Review
(Michelle Koesten)  7/7/2014 9:06 AM EDT
Ah, what can I say other than I just watched another really terrible movie!  This one was just bad, bad, bad--- well, unless you're are a teenager into the horror genre. The original, which I haven't seen, or should say don't remember seeing, came out in 2001 and starred well known actors Steve Zahn, Paul Walker, and Leelee Sobieski. It was wr... Read More

The Grand Budapest Hotel Blu-ray Review
The Grand Budapest Hotel Blu-ray Review   The Grand Budapest Hotel Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  6/30/2014 3:41 PM EDT
Looking for a wacky place to stay for the evening? If you're looking for romance it could be found at the Regent Beverly Wilshire (Pretty Woman), or are you looking for something more edgier? The Hotel Mon Signor (Four Rooms) may have some vacancy's, I know  theres always room at the Bates Motel, but I wouldn't advise staying there! The O... Read More

Winter's Tale Blu-ray Review
Winter's Tale Blu-ray Review   Winter's Tale Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  6/24/2014 3:48 PM EDT
Once Upon A Time… That is the way these stories start. It doesn't matter how old you are. Whether you are in love or not, male or female, we have all come to appreciate a good fairytale at some point in our lives. Each generation has one that they hold on to from their youth or perspective. But the rarest of them all is a live romantic ... Read More

300: Rise Of An Empire Blu-ray Review
300: Rise Of An Empire Blu-ray Review   300: Rise Of An Empire Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  6/20/2014 11:04 AM EDT
In 2006, Zach Snyder showed us that even if he wasn't necessarily a genius innovator in terms of narratives (he does some of his best work with other people's properties), he was an innovative film-maker in terms of technique. His adaptation of Frank Miller's super-stylized (every page is a splash-page) 300--the story of the Greek battl... Read More

The Lego Movie Blu-ray Review
The Lego Movie Blu-ray Review   The Lego Movie Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  6/17/2014 8:45 AM EDT
My fellow Master Builders, this week Warner Brother will release "The Lego Movie" in a special "Everything is Awesome Edition" Somebody cue the music! Everything is awesomeEverything is cool when you're part of a teamEverything is awesome, when we're living our dream If you haven't seen "The Lego Movie&quo... Read More

Non-Stop Blu-ray Review
Non-Stop Blu-ray Review   Non-Stop Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  6/13/2014 11:03 AM EDT
Liam Neeson (Taken, A Million Ways To Die In The West) plays Federal air Marshal William Marks in the Blu-ray release of Non-Stop, an action thriller that will keep you guessing for most of the hour and forty five minute running time.  While the film feeds into our fears in a post 9/11 world, for Agent Marks, it's just another day at the offic... Read More

Alexander Blu-ray Review
Alexander, The Ultimate Cut (10th Anniversary Edition) Blu-ray Review   Alexander Blu-ray Review
(Michelle Koesten)  6/13/2014 10:15 AM EDT
Historically, most of us are familiar with the name Alexander the Great.  Having succeeded his father to the throne at age twenty, he fought battles for power and control from his Greek kingdom of Macedonia throughout Persia,  Egypt and Asia, creating one of the largest empires in ancient times.One of the latest movies about him, made by ... Read More

Robocop Blu-ray Review
Robocop Blu-ray Review   Robocop Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  6/9/2014 4:20 PM EDT
Remakes of classic science fiction movies are usually more hit than miss because good science fiction manages a timelessness that doesn't demand a remake. Yes, special effects have come a long way—but leaving out the added stuff, did the refresh of Star Wars really help it? I don't think so. The original took us to a galaxy far, far away... Read More

Notes on A Scandal Blu-ray Review
Notes on A Scandal Blu-ray Review   Notes on A Scandal Blu-ray Review
(Michelle Koesten)  6/4/2014 12:11 PM EDT
Notes on a Scandal is a 2006 movie starring powerhouses Judy Dench and Cate Blanchett. The film is based on the novel, What Was She Thinking: Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller. Also starring in the film is Bill Nighy as Cate Blanchett's husband.In an age of scandal amongst teachers—think Mary Kay Letourneau and Debra Lafave—we ... Read More